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Are Gingers Going Extinct? | Brit Lab

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  1. The mutation that's responsible for redheaded pigments has also been linked to a higher sensitivity to pain. 01:31

  2. The rumor that redheads were going extinct was started by a Scottish DNA testing company, and cannot be verified. 03:13

  3. Even if every redhead died before they had kids, they still wouldn't go extinct. Because the gene is recessive, you can carry it without actually having red hair. 04:02